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Entered as second-class matter November 17, 1916, at the post office at Framingham, Mass., under the act of March 3, 1879. 



No. 22 



Simplicity and individuality marked the produc- 
tion of throe original one-act plays at the Barn on 
March 12 and 13. The Florist Shop, a very clever 
comedy, by Winifred Hawkridgc, '()<>, was a 47 
Workshop play written under Professor Baker. 
Its presentation, here, with an excellent cast, ap- 
pealed greatly to the audience, particularly as it 
was a great contrast to the more sombre plays 
preceding and following. The Alchemist by Bere- 
nice Kenyon, '.'0, and Going Homo by Lucia Dear- 
born, V<>, both English Composition 16 plays were 
interesting experiments of a tragic aspect which 
made up for what they lacked in maturity and 
finish in individuality. 

"The Alchemist" Presented First. 

The Alchemist, in the first play, was a figure of 
immense, but unnatural possibilities. The play, 
while note-worthy as a literary production, was not 
successful in its hold on the audience. A lack of 
emotional appeal and of dramatic action made it 
difficult to produce. The full significance of the part 
of the Alchemist was not brought out in ErmaBell's 
portrayal. His age and feebleness and his despair 
at the unfruitful search for gold were emphasized 
to the point of monotony; the latent strength of 
the man whose spirit could be defeated only by a 
sense of guilt was not shown. This same fault of 
flatness was true also of the other characters, 
although the Duke occasionally rose above it. As 
a whole, the play's appeal was pictorial and in- 
tellectual rather than dramatic. 

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An assembly, gratifying in spirit and in num- 
bers, gathered at the Forum which was held in the 
Barn at 4.40 P.M., Thursday, March 11, for the 
purpose of discussing the proposed plan for a 
dramatic organization. This plan has been worked 
out by the Drama Committee, who believe that by 
securing a more united effort and the support of 
more girls, the standard of Wellesley's plays can 
be raised. 

Ruth Bolgiano, '20, briefly explained the aim and 
scope of the plan, comparing the different dramatic 
units in college to the seven fagots, which could be 
broken separately, but tied together in a bundle, 
were much too strong. Instead of seven, we have 
nine distinct organizations doing dramatic work in 

Laura Chandler, '21, then pointed out how- 
very small is the percentage of girls available for 
participation in plays, and how the new plan 
would improve this condition. 

By means of a chart, Mr. Sheffield very clearly 
explained the distribution of power and respon- 
sibility under the plan, pointing out the proportion 
in which each class and each society shares in the 
work, and the elasticity of the whole. 

The floor was then opened for discussion. Argu- 
ments both for and against the proposed organiza- 
tion were presented, during the course of which the 
details of the plan were 'brought out. Charlotte 
Hassett expressed the view of the Cabinet as 
heartily endorsing the plan. A vote was taken to 
obtain the concensus of opinion of the Forum, as a 
fairly representative group, and it was found that 
the fundamental idea of a single /v^-College 
Dramatic Association, with co-operation between 
the separate organizations of the college, was ap- 
proved by a large majority. H. D., '22, 

With translations of the Russian labels ap- 
pended. Loaned for the benefit of the Russian 
Relief Fund by the Boston Committee. Farns- 
worth Museum, March 17-23. 

These remarkable posters were issued, some by 
the Bolsheviki, and others by their opponents. 
They are of all kinds, entertaining, pathetic, hor- 
rible. They arc primary sources, first band evi- 
dence of a sort. No one interested in the Russian 
problem can afford to miss them. 

They have been exhibited in Boston with an en- 
trance fee of a dollar. The charge at Wellesley is 
50 cents. 



A day of hilarity was enjoyed by the entire col- 
lege on March 10, when the freshmen responded 
to the challenge of the sophomores to have hair so 
arranged that all freshmen ears would be un- 
covered throughout the day. According to the 
blue slips worn by the freshmen, Dr. Raymond 
considered such exposure unwise, so the sagacious 
class of '23 protected its delicate organs with 
green crepe paper ear tabs. At cheering after 
Chapel, Wednesday morning, Betty Head pre- 
sented Carol Campbell with a package of 1923's 
cast off aids to beauty which they "thought 1922 
needed." During the morning, a crowd was at- 
tracted in front of Founders Hall, where a sopho- 
more, in clever imitation of a well-known faculty 
member, gave a discourse upon: "The Aeration of 
Aural Appendages." Posters on trees and build- 
ings proclaiming: "Ears to '23!" and "Ain't na- 
ture wonderful !" were soon demolished. At four 
o'clock the ban was officially lifted with a cheer by 
the sophomores for the good sports '23 had shown 
itself to be. R. J. B., '23. 


At 4.30 P.M., March 12, in Founders Hall, Mr. 
William I/. Stoddard gave a lecture, especially in- 
teresting in view of the coming debate on Factory 
Government. Wlhen the nation was faced, at the 
beginning of the war, with the need for efficient 
production, it realized that there must be co-opera- 
tion between employer and employees. As the 
best means for obtaining that co-operation, it ad- 
vocated collective bargaining between each em- 
ployer and the men in his particular shop. The 
result was the system of shop committees. 

The benefits of the new organization are numer- 
ous. The men work no longer under absolutely 
autocratic authority. Workers who feel they have 
suffered an injustice have the right to appeal to an 
impartial court, made up of employees as well as 
employers. The government is representative. 
Labor moreover, has gotten past the stage when 
it thinks only of higher wages and shorter hours 
The shop committee system gives to the employees 
the status they think they ought to have — an in- 
tangible but tremendous factor. Finally, under 
the new plan, all labor, instead of only the 14% 
who belong to unions, is organized. 

The trade unions cannot, if only on account of 
their rapid growth, be disregarded. Nor should 
they be ! Under the workmen's council system, 
each factory seems isolated from every other — an 
impossible situation. The trade unions offer the 
nucleus for collective bargaining on a national 

Vivid, living sketches of Shaw, Wells, Chester- 
ton, Belloc, and Galsworthy were painted rapidly 
and sympathetically by St. John Ervine in his 
lecture entitled "Impressions of my Elders," given 
in Billings Hall on the evening of March 12. As 
an introduction, and to make his audience under- 
stand the influences of these older writers upon the 
younger men of the day, Mr. Ervine spoke briefly 
of his life in Ireland as a boy. In Belfast, where 
he was 'born and brought up, there is a population 
of Scotch-Irish, who are reputed to have "all the 
vices of both and none of the virtues of either." 
The city is very distinctly divided, the protestant 
and wealthier class forming one part, the catholic 
and poorer class the other. Just what this cleavage 
really means, Americans cannot understand. 
Americans do not have such sharp views on life. 
"I have been here two months," said Mr. Ervine, 
"and I have asked all sorts of people, but I have 
not yet found out the difference between the Re- 
publicans and the Democrats." 

The narrowness of life in a family where the 
Bible was the only allowable reading for Sunday, 
and where to be a Nationalist was an unforgivable 
sin, turned this boy, who always had had trouble 
in believing the generalizations of his elders, away 
from the old ideas. "When I went to London at 
seventeen," Mr. Ervine continued, "I was anti- 
everything— I hated everything my family stood 
for." He soon found many other young men in 
the same state of mind, and this group, in turn, 
found a man who expressed most vigorously their 
views. This man was Bernard Shaw, and Shaw 
likewise was anti-everything. Mr. Ervine drew a 
vivid picture of the tall, alert, "springy" man with 
his red hair, his odd blue eyes, and his strong, 
shapely hands. Just as there is something youth- 
ful in Shaw's brisk, erect carriage, so there is 
something youthful in himself. "He has the 
audacity, flippancy, and courage of the young man. 
He is always saying outrageous things just to 
upset the old and respectable. His chief function 
is that of a destructive critic." 

Mr. Ervine then touched on Mr. Shaw's theory 
of evolution— the theory that God is not a perfect 
being but is struggling for perfection through 
various instruments. Man is God's best instru- 
ment so far, but if man hinders God's development, 
God will cast him aside. 

Bernard Shaw is of course famed for his wit, 
and Mr. Ervine remarked that he, alone, of the 
English humorists had a truly spontaneous wit. 
Mr. Shaw impresses one as being a man of all in- 
tellect and no feeling. "He cannot understand 
people doing wayward, emotional things. He tells 
England the quickest way to get to the point, but 
England won't take the advice and Shaw gets 

This type of mind does not satisfy me. It tears 
down but does not build up. That is why this 
young group of writers turned to Mr. H. G. Wells, 
that strange, interesting, not always certain, man. 
He has a remarkably alert, agile mind that never 
stops working. Wells is not interested in literature 
as such, he is interested in the fact. To him style 
does not matter. That is why his hooks are 
propaganda novels with names and opinions, but 
no living people. His theory of evolution is that 
human beings definitely progress from bad to bet- 
ter but that this progress can be hampered or 
accelerated by man. He believes that the devel- 
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Elizabeth Peale, 1920, Business Manager. 
Dorothy Bright, 1921, Ass't Business Manager. 
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Susan Graffan, 1922, Advertising Manager. 

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Since the new plan for improving the system of 
society eligibility would affect the freshmen, sopho- 
mores, and possibly juniors, who are not now so- 
ciety members, it would seem a very logical and 
proper course to make the new plan comprehen- 
sible to those whom it would deeply concern. Al- 
tnough the society members have greater experi- 
ence, and a point of view gained from actual mem- 
bership in societies, the other members of the col- 
lege should be advised of the change under discus- 
sion that they may express an Opinion. Whether 
the new system is accepted or not, experience and 
intelligent understanding will be gained by those 
who will be future society members. 


The News has been criticised for printing a free 
press entitled "Censoring," in the March 11 issue. 
At once the old question of the Free Press column 
and its uses comes to the front for rediscussion. 
As all readers of the News know, the "euitors do 
not hold themselves responsible for opinions and 
statements which appear in this column." This of 
course brings up the question of how far the 
editors should censor free presses. If an article is 
thought to express a view existing in college, even 
though the editors feel this 1 to be an erroneous 
point of view, the News feels that it best can serve 
the college by printing the communication. If the 
facts have been misstated, without doubt free 
presses correcting the false impression will follow 
the next week. The result is to fully acquaint the 
college with the true statement of the case. The 
editors feel that they cannot take it upon them- 
selves to guarantee the validity of the statements 
and opinions expressed in the Free Press column, 
since this column is what its name implies — free 
press for the use of the college. 

if a free press and its answer were to be printed 
in the same issue of the News as many people feel 
should be the case, all incentive for discussion 
would be checked, and many free presses of cur- 
rent interest would be held over until their time- 
liness had passed. 

This briefly, is why the News follows its policy 
of printing free presses in one issue to be an- 
swered, if the college is at all interested, in an- 
other issue. It is true that people outside the col- 
lege may misunderstand this policy, or that people 
may read one article without reading the following. 
That is hardly the fault of the News. The News 
chooses this policy because it honestly believes it 
to De the best for the college. If the readers of 
the News feel this to be a dangerous one, our 
columns are open for criticisms of the News as for 
criticisms of any other organization in college. 


All contributions for this column must be signed with 
the full name of the author. Only articles thus signed 
will be printed. Initials or numerals will be used in 
printing the articles if the writer so desires. 

The Editors do not hold themselves responsible for 
opinions and statements which appear in this column. 

Contributions should be in the hands of the Editors 
by 9 A. M. on Monday. 


To the Editor of the Wellesley News: 

In H. E. B.'s Free Press of March 11 are several 
misstatements which concern the Press Board. I 
do not know just what the writer means by our 

being "ostracized from the columns of the city 
papers," especially as she seems to imply by her 
subsequent statements that the ostracism is per- 
formed not by the papers, but by some power 
within the College. The admission of Wellesley 
news in the Boston papers is governed by the re- 
quirements of the individual papers, not by any 
restrictions from the College, other than are set 
forth in the printed directions given to ail members 
of the Press Board. These are: 

"Each correspondent, having been approved, is 
expected to act for her paper as her own keenness 
and originality suggest; with the proviso, however, 
that she shall be scrupulously careful of the good 
name of the College, and of the best interests of 
its members." 

"Whenever a news-story is such that it might 
bring unpleasant notoriety to a member of the 
College, or give anxiety or concern to her friends, 
or do injury to the good name of the institution, 
the reporter must consult the Chairman before 
sending the news. Stories requiring consultation 
would be, for instance, reports of offences com- 
mitted or penalties incurred by students; accidents 
or other alarming incidents; statements concern- 
ing conditions of health in the college; and also 
announcements of new legislation or change 
of policy. This restriction is not for the withhold- 
ing of legitimate news, but for the insurance of 
accuracy in matters where misrepresentation is 
dangerous and easy. The special character of this 
community, and the responsibility of the College 
for the protection of its students, make certain 
sorts of personal items undesirable, as exposing a 
student to publicity which is uncomfortable for her. 

"In case of an emergency story of great moment 
(e.g., accident, fire), if the Chairman cannot be 
found quickly, sanction may be obtained from the 
Dean of Residence or from some other responsible 
officer of the Administration." 

The only instances of withheld news of which 
I "have knowledge are the report of Sir Oliver 
Lodge's lecture and accounts of various discipline 
cases. The first was, of course, a matter of cour- 
tesy. The lecture was not a public lecture, and the 
speaker himself had requested that he be not re- 
ported. As for discipline cases, the feenng of the 
College authorities has been that outside publicity 
added an unfair burden to the penalty, in view of 
the youth of those involved. H. E. B.'s admira- 
tion of the "clever" reporter who threatened the 
school principal with a made-up story seems to im- 
ply that she would have merciless publicity given. 
On this point it should be stated, in justice to the 
greater body of our press, that the newspapers 
which would resort to tactics such as sue describes 
are, though conspicuous, comparatively few in 

Some years ago Wellesley, like most colleges, did 
set restrictions on its student reporters. For the 
last three years,— the only period of which I have 
first-hand knowledge,— every effort has been made 
to leave the student reporter free to act for her- 
self. The Chairman's function has been much more 
to suggest ways of increasing the amount of news 
sent in, or of making it acceptable to the paper, 
than to check it. Sometimes an agreement on date 
of release for a story has to be made, and some- 
times an inexperienced reporter is advised that a 

particular story is probably not suited to the uses 
of her paper; otherwise the reporters act as they 
will, under the general advice given above. Being 
amateurs, the reporters naturally fail to take ad- 
vantage of some news opportunities; but as for 
being prevented from executing the demands of 
their papers, the only instances I know this year 
are: a demand for notes on Sir Oliver Lodge's 
lecture; a request that the reporter start a sub- 
scription in the College for a certain fund; and a 
demand that the reporter interview voters in the 
town to learn how they would vote in the state 
election. All these were quite properly refused by 
the reporter herself, without the urgency of the 

It is most important that an institution should 
have and hold the goodwill of the newspapers. It 
should do its part by playing fair with them, in 
giving them the news honestly and accurately, not 
holding it back when the public has a right to it. 
For some years now the greatest effort has been 
made to co-operate with the press, to help them to 
get good service, to act on their complaints, and to 
facilitate their securing of news. With the excep- 
tions given above, news has not been withheld or 

It is most unfortunate that in a presumably in- 
telligent community so much merely hearsay in- 
formation passes current -without any effort made 
toward the perfectly easy investigation of its 
authenticity; it is more unfortunate still that such 
unverified and possibly damaging guesswork should 
be given the dignity of print by a college paper, 
with apparently no attempt to test its accuracy. 
E. W. Manwaring. 


Surely no college student intends to be dis- 
courteous to her instructors. When she stumbles 
in late to class and sinks in a panting heap on her 
chair, she is only thoughtless. When, on hearing 
the bell for dismissal, she slams her books together, 
buttons her coat collar and looks towards the door 
in obvious impatience in spite of the effort of the 
instructor to finish an explanation of a difficult 
point, she simply isn't thinking. But is thought- 
lessness an adequate excuse for being rude? We 
have time to enj oy ourselves, let us take time to be 
courteous. T. L., E. S. 

Hungry Friends. 

The birdies that come in the Spring, tr'a-la, have 
nothing to do with the case. It is the birdies who 
have been with us all Winter, whose little tum- 
mies are shrivelling tip. Could you find anything 
to eat under fifteen feet of snow? Suppose you 
were one of those little purple-finches which hang 
out back of the Zoo building. You could not go 
into A. K. X. for food, and you certainly would 
not go into the Zoo building. Well, then you 
would go to one of the seven bird cafeterias pro- 
vided for you by the Wellesley College Bird Club. 
But what if you found there a food shortage? Re- 
member there are a great number of you this 
winter and, because of the snow you can not 
scratch gravel for yourselves. What else then, 
could you do but sit huddled on a bough and gaze 
on the be-puffed, be-goloshed passers-by, implor- 
ing them to please help the Bird Club to buy you 
some more dinner and some whopping big con- 
tainers, in which to keep the food supply? 

There are so many college activities, that we 
rarely give much thought to the Bird Club al- 
though it is really doing a valuable tiling. There 
have been an unusual number of rare birds here 
this year and all the birds are practically helpless 
to provide for themselves because of the severe 
storms and heavy snow. The Bird Club has done 
good work but in spite of it there have been many 
casualties among the birds. And now at the end 
of winter, when the birds vitality is well nigh ex- 
hausted is when they need most help. The Bird 
Club asks your co-operation. Put your contribu- 


turns, with your name, into the Bird Club box in 
the Administration building, or give the same to 
Vera Lange. Twenty-five cents with your name, 
makes you a member of the club, it' you so wish. 
If you do not wish to join, however, you need not, 
but don't let anything- deter you from adding' your 
contribution. M. P., '21. 

Another Plea fob Modern Novels. 

More and more, the deplorable lack of modern 
fiction in the college library is being- felt. Other 
community libraries keep apace of the times in this 
way and, by furnishing- the new novels that are 
really worth while, aid people to read the best 
books as they come out. The time to read a book 
is when it is new, and when it is being discussed. 
The idea that all modern fiction is trash must be 
discarded when we have Such writers as Leonard 
Merrick, ,1. D. Beresford and Hugh Wialpole. 

If you go to the library to get a book to read 
over the week cud, you find that there is only one 
copy, and that is out, or else that there is no copy 
of it at all. One never thinks of looking there for 
any very recent works. The book store may thrive 
upon this system, but who wants her purse to set 
the limit to her reading? D. C, '22. 

" V. 
An Old Story or Platform Gym. 
It's an old story but I haven't heard it for so 
long- that I am moved to tell it again. The very 
name "platform gym" brings up a picture of about 
35 or 30 girls, and often more, sitting- listlessly and 
with ill-concealed annoyance on the platform of 
Mary Hemenway. None of them wants to be there, 
some write letters or prepare the next day's lesson 
in Bible. Others not blessed with such powers of 
concentration gaze unseeingly and uninterestedly 
at the girls performing on the floor. All of them 
are wasting- time; for though according to theory 
they are supposed to notice good and bad posi- 
tions, and take note of new commands, in reality 
they see- nothing but the humorous — this girl's 
failure to obey a command, that one's antics in a 
sommersault. The theory of platform gym is ad- 
mirable but it is impossible to put it into effective 
practice. Nothing short of a system of policemen- 
proctors to patrol the platform and insist that 
books be closed and letter writing stopped would 
have any effect. "But a girl's personal honor 
should be strong enough to keep her from study- 
ing!" It isn't altogether a question of honor. Girls 
do not think they are doing any serious wrong, 
they do not always try to conceal the Math and 
Bible, they work quite openly and say to them- 
selves, "I'm not getting anything out of this, 
'inose commands will all have to be given next 
time. I've no end of work for tomorrow and I 
might as well begin. I won't sit -here and waste 
time any longer." Girls will not always obey even 
the rules which they themselves help to make. How 
much less will they obey a rule in which they had 
no voice, a rule which on its very face is so un- 
necessary and time-consuming. Suppose, for in- 
stance, there were 30 girls on the platform (which 
is a fair estimate for I have counted as many as 
45). There are 30 hours gone up in smoke. Per- 
haps four or five of those 30 are working on a 
debate or a Barn Play. Probably one-third of 
them are taking music. In a 'Freshman gym class 
at least half of them will have to make a special 
trip from the village which means 30 or 40 min- 
utes more gone for nothing (except the benefit of 
the exercise in walking up). Often a trip from 
the village involves 50c for taxi hire and much dis- 
comfort besides. There is an old saying that one 
should never tear down without building up, but 
why leave an objectionable obstruction in the shape 
of a rule that hinders rather than helps? A useless, 
time consuming, antagonizing rule should be torn 
down and relegated to the ash heap as so much 
rubbish! '22. 


On Monday afternoon, March 15, Dr. Antonius 
P. Savidis of Robert College, spoke to classes in 
education on Constantinople and Robert College. 
Mr. Norton in introducing the speaker spoke of 
the position of Constantinople, fitting her to be 
mistress of the world and of her strategic import- 
ance in the war. 

Robert College, founded in 1863, is an important 
men's college in Constantinople. Dr. Savidis is at 
present on leave of absence from there. Constant- 
inople, "the magic city, the city of the dreams of 
individuals and nations, the boundary against 
paganism for eleven centuries" was described and 
its beauties illustrated by slides. Of the founding 

and the importance of Robert College in the city 
Dr. Savidis gave a very good idea. 


Dr. S. T. Yuan, head of a delegation of fourteen 
Chinese educators who are making a trip around 
the world for the purpose of visiting schools and 
colleges, was in Wellesley Saturday and Sunday, 
March sixth and seventh. He was accompanied by 
his interpreter. The delegation landed in San 
Francisco in November, has visited many parts of 
this country during the past four months, and is 
now about to leave for Europe. They were in Des 
Moines at the time of the Des Moines Conference. 

H. C. D., '22. 



Patrons of the Copley Theatre will be glad to 
learn that Henry Jewett's Company is to revive 
"The Private Secretary," which is always sure of 
its large patronage because of its intrinsic merits 
as a fun producer. The version which Mr. Jewett 
has selected is that of Charles Hawtrey, the Eng- 
lish actor, which was the one given at the Copley 

The action of "The Private Secretary" takes 
place in London and its plot revolves around the 
amusing experiences of a humble clergyman by 
the name of Rev. Robert Spaulding, who is mis- 
taken for the new private secretary and is con- 
stantly getting himself into a tangle of difficulties. 
There are humorous characters in the play: A re- 
turned East-Indian, a Bond street tailor, a Cock- 
ney lodging-house keeper, a sentimental lady who 
dotes on spiritualism. For three acts there fol- 
lows a rollicking series of hilarious incidents that 
arouse continuous laughter. Mr. Jewett has cast 
the play very carefully, and several of the parts 
will be in the hands of the same persons who 
played them at the earlier revival. 

St. John Ervine's Lecture. 

(Continued from page 1, column 3) 

oped world will cease to be democratic and will be 

made up of leaders and the led, each of whom will 

know his position. 

As a check to the influence of these two men was 
the influence of Hillair Belloc and Gilbert Ches- 
terton. Both of these men are strong democrats, 
believing that the common man is more likely to be 
right than the clever man. They believe in peasant 
ownership of land, and that this ownership is the 
strongest weapon against Bolshevism. Although 
Belloc and Chesterton are as extreme in their views 

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Speaking briefly of Galsworthy, Mr. Ervine said 
that he had an extraordinary sense of pity which 
sometimes made him lose his mental balance. He 
cannot always distinguish between what is weak 
and what merely appears to be weak. "This rush- 
ing in to protect people who do not need protect- 
ing is the great fallacy of democracy." 

Mr. Ervine concluded his talk with a few words 
about Yeats — "the most considerable poet writing 
in the English tongue." He is a man who is dream- 
ing so hard that he is not aware of human beings. 
"He is interested in dreams, fairies, legends, but not 
in you and me." This of course has had an extra- 
ordinary effect upon his work, making bis lyric 
poetry equal, many people think, to that of Keats. 
His mission is, in this age given over to propa- 
ganda, to insist on beauty. 


Miss Honsinger — a live-wire speaker, expert on 
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spend an Easter vacation; a combina- 
tion of winter sports and a sugar camp. 

The Huntoon House is on the ap- 
proved list for Wellesley College vaca- 

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.In Exhortation, 
Alas! some demon's dire designs 
Among us are begun; 
And now, in sooth, we've reached a state 
Wherr something be dune. 

"You see a tree? Why no you don't ! 
How do you know you do? 
You can't believe your eyes, my dear." 
— What are we coming to! 

"You are not sure that yesterday 
Was not a dream you had; 
Or that you now aren't dreaming," — 
These girls have all gone mad ! 

"You say you know the chair e>cists 
Because on it you're sitting; 
But can you prove that you are you?" 
— O thought most sane and fitting. 

In man or beast, I never yet 
Have met with such persistence! 
Ye gods! We must induce them to 
Have faith in their existence! 

Suppose the outside world should hear, 
And sense the situation, — 
Descend, some Power, on Wellesley, 
And save her reputation! 

II. D., 


; 'Why do you call your roommate Horatio?" 
•'Because she's a bridge fiend." M. P., '£1. 


There was a young fresnman named Bee 

Who went out with a high-flying skee 

She fell on her head 

And was put straight to bed 

With a nurse at the infirmaree. 

K. K. K., '23. 


Do you know Ethel? 
Ethel who? 
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Though I speak with the tongues of orators and 
of statesmen, and have not knowledge, I am be- 
come as a clattering rattle or a shrilling whistle 
and though I have the gift of bluff and under- 
stand all tricks of the trade, and though I have all 
faith so that I could remove mountains, and have 
not knowledge, I am nothing. And though I be- 
stow all my advice to help my fellow students, and 
though I give my notes to be read, and have not 
knowledge it profits me nothing. Real knowledge 
suffers long, and is kind; real knowledge does not 
envy; real knowledge does not boast of itself, is 
not puffed up, does not behave itself unbecomingly, 
is not easily provoked, thinks no evil, rejoices not 
in cribbing but rejoices in memorizing, bears all 
things, hopes all things. Knowledge never fails; 
but whether there be murmurings, they shall cease; 
whether there be sham, it shall vanish away. For 
we know in part, and we guess in part. But when 
that which is perfect is known, then that which is 
part shall be clone away. S. S., '22. 


Some weeks ago the Parliament of Fools pro- 
pounded the question, — "Who taught Eugene 
hygiene?" A friend of mine, who is too shy to 
send it in, evolved the answer — "Sonic one who 
knew Howe." 

The difference between the optimist and pessi- 
mist in these days is that the optimist sees a blade 
of grass while the pessimist sees the muddy slush 
around it. C. B., '21. 


Tom — ."I like to hear that Prof. lecture on chem- 
istry. He brings things home to me that I never 
saw before." 

Jerry— "That's nothing, so does the Student 
Laundry Agency." —Widow. 

Mollie: Did you sit in a box at the opera? 
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THE Wellesley college news 

Hlumnae department 

(The Editors are earnestly striving to make this de- 
partment of value by reporting events of interest to 
Wellesley Alumnae as promptly and as completely as is 
possible. The Alumna: are urged to co-operate by send- 
ing notices to the Alumna; General Secretary or directly 
to the Wellesley College News.) 


•lfi. Mary Bickford Elliott to Henry Coc Place, 
Harvard, '13, Harvard Law School, '16. 


'15. Ebbert-Williams. On February 6, 1930, at 
Germantown, Pa., Helen Williams to Mr. Ralph 


'01. On January 12, at Ben Avon, Pa., a second 
son, Lindsey, to Eleanor Fergiison Wolfe. 

'0G. On January 0', lit Alamogordo, New 
Mexico, a daughter, Lucy Minshall, to Helen 
Young Snyder. 

'10. A son, Robert Charles, to Georgette 
Orenier Laserte. 

'12. On September 28, 1919, a second daughter, 
Jean, to Gretchen Frcmtz Runkle. 

'13. On September 15, 1919, a daughter, De- 
borah, to Rachel Keator Crease. 


'10. In March, Mayde B. Hatch. 

March 8, 1920, at Woonsocket, Rhode Island. 
Mrs. Win. A. Bushee, mother of Miss Alice H. 
Bushee of the Spanish department. 

'21. On February 19, in Highland, N. Y., Mrs. 
F. M. Turrentine, mother of Frances Turrentine. 

Mail sent from the Alumnae Office in February 
has been returned from the following persons. Any 
one able to furnish the present address will greatly 
oblige the Alumnae Office by sending information 
at once. 

Mrs. Cyrus Brewster (Grace Freeze, '99). 

Miss E. Rebecca Ellis, '04.. 

Mrs. Robert S. Seibert (Gertrude Woodcock, 

Miss Bertha E. Smith, '90. 

iMiss 'Florence Jennie Sutton, '07. 

Miss Edith Wilkinson, '88. 


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At the Christian Association meeting on Wednes- 
day, March 10, President Pendleton spoke on the 
part which Chinese students are playing in the 
affairs of their country. The masses of people in 
China are illiterate. It is natural, therefore, that 
those who have gone beyond the elementary schools 
should be greatly respected. When the students 
at Pekin University and those at many other col- 
leges in China, 30,000, in all, "struck" in protest 
against the action of some government officials, 
which they termed traitorous, in the matter of the 
■Shantung agreement, they influenced public opin- 
ion to a large extent. These students who left the 
work they loved for the betterment of their coun- 
try, as they saw it, demanded that economic rela- 
tions with Japan be severed. Many merchants 
joined with them in boycotting Japanese products, 
and encouraging the manufacture of goods in 
China. "It is time," President Penaieton said, 
"that China cease being exploited, that that nation 
become self-respecting and self-developed. China 
looks to the United States, as the oldest republican 
government, to be her leader, and it is a respon- 
sibility which we must undertake. American 
teachers in China have helped to introduce the 
phonetic script which, it is believed, will be the 
greatest aid in decreasing illiteracy. As it is now, 
it takes about three years for an intelligent child 
to learn to read and write. Chinese students use 
all their leisure to educate the public. How great, 
then, the opportunities for American teachers to 
lead the way into a larger and fuller bfe for the 
masses of Chinese people !" A. P. H., '21. 


Any members of the Shakespeare Society who 
can come to the annual luncheon at the Women's 
University Club, 10G E. 52nd St., New York City, 
on March 27 at 12 o'clock are cordially invited. 
Luncheon $1.65: Ple.ise send notice before March 
19 giving address by which you may be reached to 
Miss Sarah J. Woodward, 136 Montagne St., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 


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A service for the college and school people of 
Greater Boston will be held in St. Paul's Cathe- 
dral, Boston, on Sunday, March 21st, at 4.00 P.M. 
The preacher will be the Reverend Edward T. 
Sullivan, D.D., rector of the Trinity Church, New- 
ton Center, Mass. 

A special program will be furnished by the com- 
bined choirs of the Radcliffe Choral Society and 
the Appleton Chapel choir, which together form 
the best musical organization of the kind in the 
country. The program will consist of the follow- 
ing numbers: 

Turn Thy Face From My Sins Sullivan 

Cherubim Song Tschaikowsky 

Ah Dearest Jesus Bach 



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"Tan: l'ljiitisT Shop" A Great CONTRAST. 
Tlicnu-, acting and selling- combined In make I'hc 
Flower shop the most enjoyable play of the even- 
ing. With the gleaming colors of a florist .shop as 
a background, the sprightly, sympathetic senti- 
mental Maude meddled in (he affairs of her fellow- 
mortals in an utterly charming and unwarranted 
way. Theodora Perry, '23, with brilliant red hair 
and only slightly less brilliant green skirt evoked 
much laughter in her interpretation of the part. 
Slavsky, Helen Freeman, '21, was right in ad- 
mitting that "the florist business vus not like the 
pants business" since the florist business needed the 
sympathetic Maude for "ve fit hearts not legs." 
Helen Freeman played the part rather than inter- 
preted it; her portrayal was amusing lint shallow. 
Black-haired Henry, liosalee Cohen, '.':'., showed 
sincere disgust, as an errand hoy would, at all 
Maude's tender remarks. Sweet, simple Miss 
\VcIls, played by Katherine Lindsay, '30, was prop- 
erly coy and maidenly — and innocently thrilled 
with Maude's description of the "boining brown 
eyes" whose name was not to be "divulged." Her 
fiancee, Mr. Jackson appeared more like a college 
man than one who had been working so hard that 
he had found no time for marriage during his 
fifteen years of engagement. But Carita Bige- 
low's failure to look the part did not spoil her 
good portrajal of a man who had been precipitated 
into the married state by a bunch of orchids and 
the clever tongue of a red-haired shop-girl. 

"Going Home," the Prize Play. 
Goinff Home, the prize play this year was an 
attempt to portray the reactions of two people — a 
man and a woman — to the war. The woman, em- 
bittered by four years of loneliness and fear, failed 
to understand her returned husband's lack of 
rancour against the Germans; finally, through her 
love for her child she came to a larger understand- 

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ing. The ending was a disappointing one with its 
sentimentality and vagueness. Realism — the stark 
realism of this unhappy life in the wilderness of 
Canada — ended strangely in a return of a spirit. 
This sudden change was confusing. It was im- 
possible to determine whether the child returned 
alive — -an interesting impracticality — or whether 
her appearance was 'merely a vision to her parents. 
In this play, the child played by Katherine juee 
Bates Waldo, was easily the most appealing figure. 
Unfortunately the over emphasized emotions of 

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the mother and father forced them into the realm 
of exaggeration. The mother's part was however 
excellently portrayed by Elizabeth Brown, '31 
whose acting in the junior play is to be remem- 
bered. Difficult as it was in an emotional way 
and in its sustained tone and lack of variety, she 
played it with insight. The character of Sumner, 
portrayed by Katherine Tracy, '21, lacked force, 
Her voice was excellent but the whole impression 
was dreamy. Carolyn Willyoung, '20, playing the 
part of the German, was alive to her opportuni- 
ties. Her presentation of it was one of the most 
dramatic interpretations given in the Barn this 

The productions of the three plays showed a 
lack of finish due largely to the small amount of 
time for rehearsal. But the original plays were 
interesting attempts in the newer types of drama 
and as such were appreciated by the colleges. The 
scenery and costumes and lighting, like the acting 
were imperfect, but they were suggestive, and gave 
excellent atmosphere for the plays. 


The preacher for Sunday morning, March 14, 
was Mr. Percy G. Kammerer of Boston. "If the 
disillusionment of the past year has for its result 
only cynicism," said Mr. Kammerer, "it is a curse, 
but if instead it may be a cause for analysis of 
the forces acting upon our lives, it is a blessing 
full of hope." 'The reason for the disillusionment 
the world has experienced is that we have ap- 
proached life by the wrong door — we have trusted 
too much to instinct and mind, and have neglected 
the Spirit. "It is the Spirit which beareth witness 
because the Spirit is true," (I John 6:6). The 
Spirit "deprives thought of bitterness" and judges 
people not by their actualities but by their pos- 
sibilities. The thrills and romance open to a girl 
of college age fade, but the Spirit is deep, power- 
ful and personal, and must be brought into every 
life if the world is to recover from its disenchant- 
ment. S. S., '22. 


The prize of twenty-five dollars offered by the 
L T nited Drug Company for the name adjudged by 
a committee of Wellesley faculty and students to 
be the best of those submitted by students here for a 
line of baby-goods has been awarded to Hortense 
Keithly, '20, for the name "The Kiddy Kit." 

E. W. M. 



Maro. 18. 8 P.M. billings. Address by PrOI. 
William 13. Munro of Harvard University 
on The New Herman Government. 

March 19. 4.30 P.M. Claflin Hall. Address by 
Prof. Charles Upson Clark on The liuma- 
niiui Language and Literature. 
8 P.M. Billing's. Address by Prof. Clark on 
Present-Day Italian Problems. 

March 20. 7.30 P.M. The Barn. Intercollegiate 
Debate between Mt. Holyoke and Wellesley. 

March 21. 1.1 A.M. Houghton Memorial Chapel. 
Rev. Ashley Day Leavitt of Brookline. 
I P.M. Vespers. 

March 22. 7.30 P.M. '/eta Alpha House. Meet- 
ing of the *ance Francaise. 

March 28. 1.40 P.M. Billings. 'Cello recital by 
Mr. Smalley. 


Resolved: that the recognition of trade unions is 
necessary to successful collective bargaining. 

Definition of recognition: the right of employees 
to elect their own representatives. 

Intercollegiate debate comes the twentieth of 
March. The resolution under discussion this year 
is one which has interest for every one of us, for 
there is not a girl here who has not felt, in some 
degree, the unrest of the period through which we 
are passing. Each day presents new and difficult 
situations. For months past every newspaper has 
told of more strikes, more deportations, more ar- 
rests, more trials for treason, more .bomb plots. 
May we still attribute all disturbances to the great 
war? Undoubtedly some of the troublesome days 
are the result of such a tremendous upheaval of 
human systems of thought, work, and feeling. The 
disquieting fact is that now, almost eighteen 
months after the signing of the armistice, we seem 
no nearer the solution of our problems. 

In general, as we review the affairs of the day, 
we see two opposing powers, labor and capital. 
How is it that we may call labor a power? By the 
strength of its trade unions and the American 
Federation of Labor. The trade union began in 
small districts by organizing the members of a 
particular craft for mutual insurance and improve- 
inenl of working conditions. Later these organiza- 
tions grew to include the members of that same 
craft in other localities. It was inevitable that the 
organization of workers by craft should become 
national. To-day about 20% of all the men en- 
gaged in band-labor in the United Slates are 

"union men 

What the trade union did for the men, the A. F. 
of L. has done for the trade union, that is, organ- 
ized them. Since Mr. Gompers became its president 
in the late eighties the growth of this federation 
has been rapid. At present it includes almost every 
important trade union except that of the Railroad 

With the growing strength of the unions, came 
their legislation in respect to shorter hours, better 
working conditions, better pay, right to elect their 
own representatives, etc. To make legislation ef- 
fective, here as well as elsewhere, there must be 
some weapon with which to enforce the legislation. 
This weapon united labor has found in the strike. 

The strike, however, is rather an unsatisfactory 
mode of settlement. The time which is lost during 
the period of arbitration means money out of the 
pockets of the employe]', sometimes food out of 
the mouths of the employees, and considerable in- 
convenience, speaking mildly, to the public. 

It was in the endeavor to find a more satisfac- 
tory basis for settlement that the Industrial Con- 
ference was held in Washington in November, 1910. 
At this conference were represented the public, the 
employer) and the employee. Labor presented its 
principles in the form of declarations: 



The faculty and students of Wellesley College are in- 
vited to avail themselves of the privileges and services 
offered by this Bank, and the officers and employees are 
ever ready to render any assistance possible in connection 
with banking matters. 

C. N. TAYLOR, President 

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(1) Right of employees to organize into trade 

(2) Right of employees to bargain collectively 
with employer. 

(3) Right of employees to elect representatives 
of their own choosing. 

In turn, capital made its declarations: 

(1) Granted the right of employees to organize 
into trade unions and other associations. 

(2) Granted the right of the employees to bar- 
gain collectively. 

(3) Granted the right of employees .to elect 
their own representatives. 

(4) Withheld the right of treating with those 
representatives if they were not in their own em- 

The conference ended with nothing accomplished 
but an official statement of the principles of labor 
and capital. The differences came in labor's prac- 
tically denying the right of workmen to associate 
themselves in any way other than the trade union; 
and in capital's withholding the right to refuse to 
treal with "outside delegates." 

Finally, we are back once more to our resolution 
for debate. It is an important question before the 
world today. The affirmatives hold that trade 
unionism will enable labor and capital to bargain 
to the satisfaction of both. The negatives hold 
that trade unionism, will prevent successful collec- 
tive bargaining. 

What do you think? H. Pakker, '21. 


The College Community is sometimes oblivious of 
the fact that in Billings Hall on Tuesday after- 
noons during the Winter term the Department of 
Music gives a series of interesting student and 
faculty recitals open to the public. On Tuesday, 
March 23, at 4.40 P.M., Mr. Smalley, cellist in- 
structor in the Music Department is giving the 
recital with the assistance of Alice Cumimings 
Phillips, pianist and Anna Eichhorn, violinist. Mr. 
Smalley will play a group of solos and will assist 
in the performance of Tschaikowsky Trio for 
piano, violin and cello dedicated to the "memory of 
a great artist" (Rubinstein). It is seldom that 
this great work is performed in public, demanding 
as it does the highest technical and interpretative 
qualities from the executants. Mrs. Phiuips, who 
plays the piano part, is a pupil of MacDowell and 
Siloti (Petrograd) and has concertised in Europe 
and America. Anna Eichhorn has studied with 
Willy Hess, formerly concert master of the Bos- 

ton Symphony Orchestra and during her service in 
France was chosen violin soloist of the final Re- 
gional Conference of the Y. M. C. A. in Fontaine- 


Anyone interested in a position indicated under 
this heading is asked to auaress Miss Caswell, 
Room 1, Administration Building, without delay, 
unless some other instructions accompany the 
notice regarding the position. In writing the num- 
ber of the position should be quoted. 

No. 34. Teachers of Mathematics, English, and 
possibly Latin are needed for a private school in 
Montreal at a salary of $1000 in each case. A 
Wellesley graduate has been teaching in this school 
the past year, and has greatly enjoyed her position. 

No. 35. A superintendent of schools in Vermont 
wishes teachers for high schools under his charge. 

LOST: Silver ring with sapphire. Return to 
Clemewell Hinchleff, Bcebe. 

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Mary had a little lamb, 

It roamed with father's flocks. 

We have its wool in heather skein 
To make your brother's socks. 

It makes no difference to us 
if he isn't your brother. 


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